May 31, 2012, 1:16 PM
The country's leader, Col. Muarmarr Ghadafi has put African unity in his agenda, thus the continuous developmental strategies for many African countries including The Gambia. Recently, Col. Ghadafi had supplied eight tractors and their components to till the land in line with President Jammeh's vision for a hunger free state. The Jamahiriya, in which power is meant to be held by thousands of peoples' committees, has always followed Col. Ghadafi's dream for a Unites of Africa. Europeans have done it, the Americans too. He believes it is possible with
Apart from the most recent assistance of eight tractors, Col. Ghadafi has other developmental plans and investments employing several Gambians.
In an interview with Ambassador Dr. Ali Muhammed Dukuly, he said the eight tractors would benefit Gambians a lot. "We are a bit late but it will still work." Ambassador Dukuly further reiterated their leader's resolve to further enhance agriculture by way of paying salaries for some Vietnamese agricultural experts are coming to boost the Agriculture sector of the country. "We shall pay their salaries for two years and it has been organised in line with the Agriculture department," Ambassador Dukuly said.
The boost for the Agric department is a sure way to help the people of
Talking on how significant the gift was to The Gambia, Habib T. B. Jarra, Director of International Corporation, Foreign Affairs talking on behalf of his department, thanked President Professor Dr. Alhaji Yahya A. J. J. Jammeh for creating a conducive environment for meaningful development. "This occasion is a manifestation of the good relationship between the two governments and its going to improve South South cooperation. It will go on to help the self food sufficiency in the country; we are thankful," Habib T. B. Jarra said.
Taher Da Loub, Counsel at the Libyan Embassy says, "This will consolidate the relationship between
Col. Ghadafi has other African countries at heart and he is bent on making sure that they achieve their goals. Take the impoverished state of
In The Gambia, it was exciting to see staff of the Libyan Embassy, some government representatives wait the landing of the massive Libyan Cargo plane containing the 8 tractors and its agriculture components. These formed a convoy that headed straight to the Libyan Embassy. "Such development touches the whole society, it is a welcome gift," says an Airport Security Guard.